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Adaline St. John Mereihew

Other Name:
Adaline St. John
Home Town:
Walton, NY
David Mereihew (unknown)
Biographical Notes:
Adaline St. John Mereihew of Walton, New York was the daughter of Enos and Elizabeth St. John. In 1818 Adaline received a formal education in Litchfield, Connecticut at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy. She later married a man named David Mereihew. No other information is known about her life at this time.

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In the Ledger:
help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
"Catalogue of the Ladies Academy in Litchfield" 1818 by J.A. Shepard (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

Letter, Adaline St. John and Juliana Shepard to Eliza A. Ogden September 11, 1818 (Litchfield Historical Society - Litchfield Female Academy collection).

A "Miss St. John" is mentioned in Myra Coleman's 1818 diary. This entry likely refers to Adaline St. John Mereihew (Connecticut Historical Society - Litchfield area family papers, 1794-1860).

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